Android Wear 5.0.2 Now Rolling Out to LG G Watch R and Samsung’s Gear Live

February 19, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson


Along with the original G Watch, Samsung’s Gear Live was one of the first Android Wear devices and it’s now getting updated to Android 5.0.2, along with the newer G Watch R from LG. Yesterday, we covered the update heading to Moto 360 owners and now, it’s rolling out to the Gear Live as well as the G Watch R. The update to Android 5.0.2 on Android Wear devices appears to be little more than a bugfix release, just as it was for phones and tablets running Lollipop. German site has managed to get their hands on some screenshots of the update and it now appears as if Google is rolling out the update on a much wider scale, which hopefully means the remaining watches like the original G Watch, the ASUS ZenWatch and Sony’s SmartWatch 3 are next in line.

Samsung’s Gear Live has been updated to 5.0.2 with a build number of LWX49K and as of writing we’re unsure which build the G Watch R is running. Both have appeared online running Android 5.0.2 though, so this is a good sign that the update is to continue rolling out over the next few days. I’ve yet to see the update appear on my original G Watch, but I’ll keep checking over the next week or so. Yesterday’s update to the Moto 360 was listed with “A variety of system optimizations and security updates to improve performance and stability” which basically means that this is a run-of-the-mill maintenance release. Whether or not the G Watch R and Gear Live get anything more than that is unknown, but we doubt it.

There’s not much else to report at this point, but it wouldn’t surprise us if more watches start to get the update towards the end of this week and the beginning of next week. It is good to see Google continue to update Android Wear and keep things moving where bug fixes are concerned, and perhaps this is the last update of Android 5.0 before we see the mysterious Android 5.1 appear later this year.